Lezli Robyn and I just sold Soulmates, a collection of all our collaborations (plus a pair of single stories, one by each of us) to Arc Manor. It’s scheduled for October release, but I’m told that some advance copies will be available at the Arc Manor table at Worldcon. Hope you enjoy it; there are a couple of award winners in there.
More than 20 years ago Barry Ergang wrote “The Vole Eater”, a parody of my 1981 novel The Soul Eater. It is now available for anyone who is interested on Amazon and on Smashwords.
I’m back home from a delightful 6 days in France. (Well, 5 days at the convention, and two half-days traveling there and back.) Signed a zillion books, and think I’ll be able to report French editions of a few more before too long. Got to visit with old friends like Jean-Claude Dunyach (our collaboration came out for the convention), new friends like Jocelyne Bourbonniere and Jean-Luc Rivera, and literally dozens of other old and new acquaintences. Every meal was with a publisher or some French fans. All in all, a very enjoyable week. Now, as Carol reminds me, I’ve got a week’s work to catch up on.
Just found out that my short story, “The Homecoming”, is a nominee for the Ignotus Award (Spain’s Hugo). This makes my 8th Ignotus nomination; I’ve won it 3 times. The winner will be announced at a Barcelona convention in early November.
To coincide with my being the Guest of Honor at the Edgar Rice Burroughs Dum-Dum (their annual convention) this summer, they are publishing a collection of my Burroughs fanzine writings from the 1960s, plus a few of my stories of much more recent vintage (such as the Hug0-nominated “A Princess of Earth”). The title — they chose it, but I love it — is Mikerocosmos.
I just sold Voyages, the 5th Lucifer Jones book, to Subterranean Press. It follows Adventures, Exploits, Encounters, and Hazards — and there will be one final (as yet untitled, unwritten, and unsold) book before my favorite character’s Odyssey is finally done.
I’m Guest of Honor at Millennicon (in Cincinnati) next weekend. For those who will be there and want to stop by to say hello, here’s my schedule:
Friday, 6:00 PM, Harrison Room: Longevity — Writing your 12th, 20th, or 50th book.
Friday, 7:00 PM, Harrison: Opening ceremonies.
Saturday, 11:00 AM, Harrison: Millennicon Retrospective.…
Saturday, 2:00 PM, Harrison: Reading. It’ll either be the new Lucifer Jones r the new Harry the Book.
Saturday, 10:00 PM, Reagan Room: Juggling Jobs — tips for the
Sunday, Noon, Harrison: Guest of Honor Q&A
Sunday, 3:00 PM, Harrison: Closing Ceremonies
Just sold “The Mayoral Stakes”, a new Harry the Book story (his 12th), to UFO-5 (that’s Unidentified Funny Objects 5), edited by Alex Shvartsman.
I don’t know if this quite counts as a sale, since I bought it from myself, but I just sold the 54th Lucifer Jones story, titled “Pure Beauty and the Beast”, to Galaxy’s Edge Magazine. One more very short one and the 5th Lucifer book is done. The first four are Adventures, Exploits, Encounters, and Hazards, and this one will be Voyages.